Four Winds International has expanded its Fun Mover toy hauler line with two new models built on the Ford F750 crew cab chassis with a 6.7-liter Cummins diesel engine and Allison 300 transmission.
Archives for November 2007
Midland Two-way Radios
In isolated locations, two-way radios can sometimes do the job when cell phones can’t. Now Midland Radio Corporation has introduced a two-way radio system that has 5 watts of power and an extensive reach.
Hyak Lodge No Longer Available
Washington State Parks is no longer offering public rentals at Hyak Lodge at Snoqualmie Pass, one of the vacation housing options mentioned in an article in last month’s RV Life. As we reported in the article, you can find complete information on state park vacation housing options at www.parks.wa.gov/vacationhouses.
November is a fickle, unpredictable month. You may face a morning bright and crisp, and then suddenly the autumn skies change to dismal gray and the heavens break loose. The rain pelts down hard and the wind roars and comes in sudden swirling gusts. It bites the air and crashes around, snapping slender snags. If you are out on the road, it is a good time to make camp and hunker down with a good book until the weather calms down.
Granted, spring is the time when most of us are more into cleaning—fall is the time to sit by the fire. But in this case, the attic needs to be cleaned of the accumulation of “little dabs here and there” that are too short to become full-scale articles, but interesting enough to share. So we’ve glued a few together and submit them to you, our most appreciated readers, for your consideration.
I was more than a little anxious when I turned my boat downriver, and took it up to cruising speed. The Columbia was calm and the day looked great, but this was going to be my first attempt at taking the vessel over the bar for the ocean fishery.
There’s never a bad time to visit Palm Springs, California. Likewise, there’s never a bad time to golf when in Palm Springs—except for those days when the temperature reaches 115 degrees or so. Located just over a hundred miles east of Los Angeles, and less than a hundred miles from the Mexican border, Palm Springs has been the playground of Hollywood’s rich and famous since the 1930s. In fact, the streets in the downtown area are covered with sidewalk stars depicting the likes of Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, and Frank Sinatra.
Just lean forward,” he says. I instantly go forward. Panic city! “OK, stand up straight.” It stops. I am standing on two wheels that roll but have no brakes. He says to lean back. I do and I roll backward. With his instructions to give the right handlebar a twist, I turn around in place. He comforts me, “No matter which way you lean or how far, you cannot fall over when the key is turned on, unless,” he adds, and I pay close attention, “you go over an extremely uneven surface such as one wheel on a curb. The machine will sense and react to subtle shifts in your balance.”
This has been a big year for Al Hesselbart. The RV/MH Hall of Fame, where he works as historian and the all-around go-to-guy, opened its new building in Elkhart, Indiana, and he published his book on the history of the recreation vehicle industry.
The American Southwest is a land of intriguing landscapes, with distinctive sandstone arches, unique rock pinnacles, numerous slot canyons and, most fascinating of all, mysterious ancient ruins.
Metropolitan Phoenix is only 54 miles away, but a visit to Wickenburg takes you back to the Old West. And if you journey a little ways north, you will find Prescott, another town with a rich frontier tradition.